Udo's Choice Digestive Enzyme Blend 600mg
A Blend of Nine Vegetable Source Enzymes
Many enzymes on the market today are either created by chemical synthesis or made from animal organs -- hog stomach, bovine pancreas, lamb fore stomach, etc. Plant enzymes, however, are derived from actual plants, cultivated on a plant medium.
Individual animal enzymes work in a narrow pH range and are, usually, only capable of digesting protein or fat. A broad-based plant enzyme supplement has a wider pH range of activity, allowing it to function throughout the entire digestive tract. It begins working in the upper stomach, thus decreasing the digestive enzyme secretion needed for digestion. Temporarily inactive in the lower stomach, plant enzymes return to their active state in the intestines, helping to complete the digestive process. Plant enzymes can also digest a wider range of food types.
Not all plant enzyme supplements are created equal! Many were originally developed to help preserve food for storage and shipping. Udo's Choice Ultimate Digestive Enzyme Blend was specifically designed for human consumption and is most active in the pH and temperature range found in the human body. It contains all the enzymes required to digest the full range of food types, but is especially good at digesting protein because of its high protease content. Protein that hasn't been fully digested is the major cause of food-related digestive complaints in our society.
Choosing the right enzymes can make all the difference. You'll feel better, and whether you want to improve or maintain your digestive health, your body will thank you.
Protein, Precise and Balanced
Udo's Choice Ultimate Digestive Blend contains high potency enzymes intended for use as a replacement for enzymes lost in the cooking and processing of food. It provides enzyme activity combinations which are precisely balanced to optimize the body's utilization of food nutrients.
A Full Range of Enzymes
In addition to five protein-digesting enzymes, the Ultimate Digestive Enzyme Blend contains all the enzymes required to break down and metabolize fat, carbohydrate, soluble fibre, starch, milk sugar and complex sugars.
Guaranteed Enzyme Activity
Enzyme potency is best defined in terms of activity, not weight. Weight measurements can be misleading as there is no direct relationship between weight and activity. Low potency enzymes may weigh as much as high potency ones, and filler may add to the weight (but, not the activity) of an enzyme supplement.
The foremost international standard for measurement is Food Chemical Codex (FCC) units. The Ultimate Digestive Enzyme Blend is made according to the FCC method and uses the FCC measuring system to define enzyme potency. Supplements expressing enzyme potency in other units often perpetuate the confusion over enzyme potencies and prevent the consumer from making an informed choice through comparison of the activity, not the weight, of enzyme products.
100% Vegetarian Source
The Ultimate Digestive Blend is made from 100% vegetarian-source aspergillus using the solid state fermentation method recommended by the FCC. Aspergillus enzymes have a strong record of safe use in the food industry.
The Convenience of Vegicaps
The Ultimate Digestive Enzyme Blend comes in easily digested vegetarian-source Vegicaps.
Maltodextryin, the usual filler, has been replaced with buckwheat powder which contains bioflavinoids. It is unrelated to wheat and safe for those allergic to gluten.
To get the most from the Ultimate Digestive Enzyme Blend, open the capsule and mix it with the food. Otherwise, it may be taken prior to and/or during the meal. Heat destroys enzymes, so avoid mixing enzymes directly into hot food. Results should be noticeable within a week.
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule at the beginning of each meal. For heavy meals, take an additional capsule in the middle of the meal. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of the reach of children. Caution: May irritate an existing ulcer.
Amylase 5000 DU
Lipase 21179 150 FCCLU
Protease 4.5 12500 HUT
Cellulase 400 CU
Glucoamylase 4.5 AG
Malt Diastase 270 DP
Lactase 500 ALU
Pectinase 7.5 endo-PGU
Bromelain 50000 PU
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: 129.5 mg of pure plant enzyme blend from extracts of aspergillus oryzae, trichoderma viride, saccharomycea cerevisiae, aspergillus niger and barley malt in a base of beet root fiber powder, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin in a vegetarian capsule made of water and hypromellose (usp).